After a course of active orthodontic treatment, patients will often wear retainers. These will maintain the teeth in their improved position while the surrounding bone reforms around them. The retainers are generally worn full-time for a short period, perhaps 6 months to a year, and then worn periodically (typically nightly during sleep) for as long as the orthodontist recommends. It is possible for the teeth to stay aligned without regular retainer wear. However, there are many reasons teeth will crowd as a person ages. Thus, there is no guarantee that teeth, treated through orthodontics or otherwise, will stay aligned without retention.
If you are concerned about tooth displacement and would like to know if receiving orthodontics treatment is right for you, call Esthetix Dentist, NYC’s Dental Implant & Cosmetic Specialist in New York City at (212) 795-9675. We can schedule a consultation for you with Dr. Philomin or Dr. Adusumilli to see if you are a prime candidate for either fixed multi-bracket therapy or Invisalign treatments.